Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
"The Blooming of Righteousness"
"And in every province and city, wherever the king’s command and decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a holiday. Then many of the people of the land became Jews, because fear of the Jews fell upon them."
What a wonderful Breakfast this morning; feasting on the Blooming of Righteousness. We see that all the plans of the enemy end up at the Blooming of Righteousness. Haman's gallows prepared for Mordecai is where Haman was hanged.
Haman's request to Mordecai was turned into a detailed description of honor to be done to Mordecai - and Haman himself was ordered to do this!
The letter ordering the destruction of Israel was superseded by a letter permitting the Jews to destroy anyone who tries to destroy them. And the city's of Persia that we're once "in confusion and chaos (Est. 3:15), are now like "the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad," (v.15) and many became Jews because the fear of the Jews fell on them" (v.17).
This is how our Commander leads us into battle. We know how every fight is going to end - the Blooming of Righteousness will prevail. Stronger Faith and Character in us and another demonstration of the Power and Authority of our Commander. Good will Always triumph over evil (Rom.12:21).
Can you see the longsuffering and patience of God in this moment? Allowing this evil to operate. Allowing His people to be tested and proven in their Faith and Trust in Him.
Can you see yourself in this story? Oh, I sure can see myself in this place!
We've all dealt with this evil spirit that used Haman; and that uses people, circumstances, we've found our self in. Yet in our steadfast obedience to our Commander we march onward through "many toils and snares," onward to the destination of the Blooming of Righteousness, Peace, and Joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom.14:17). Our Commander and King has brought each of us out of a horrible pit, and miry clay - and put a new song in heart that we will sing, people will hear, and come to know our God as their God (Psa.40:1-3). Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side